How tars ot Those Scars
Ouch! The real (painful) stories behind celebs’ unique marks
KATE MIDDLETON, 34
“The scar is related to a childhood operation,” a palace spokesman says of the 3-inch mark along the royal mom’s hairline.
NIALL HORAN, 23
The One Direction singer had “major” surgery on his knee in 2015. “I always had a bad knee, [and I] added to it playing ball,” he explained of why he went under the knife.
▶ HUGH JACKMAN, 48
“An example of what happens when you don’t wear sunscreen,” the
Wolverine star says of his ongoing battle with skin cancer on his nose.
◀ MICHAEL K. WILLIAMS, 49
Getting slashed across the face on his 25th birthday turned out to be a blessing in disguise for the former dancer. Late rapper Tupac Shakur saw his photo and gave him his big break.
SIMON BAKER, 47
Surf mishap or surgery? The Aussie hunk has never explained the gash on his stomach.
KHLOÉ KARDASHIAN, 32
“I’ve had three major knee surgeries because I was in a car accident when I was 16,” explains the reality star.
▶ ARIEL WINTER, 18
The Modern Family actress proudly showed off the results of her breast reduction on a recent red carpet, tweeting, “My scars are part of me and I’m not ashamed of them!”
“It was very serious,” the singer says of the accident she suffered while filming the remix music video for “Beautiful” in 2013.
KELLY KILLOREN BENSIMON, 48
Long suspected of having a boob job, the former Real Housewives of New York City star seemed to confirm it when a wardrobe malfunction exposed this telltale sign on her left breast.
JASON MOMOA, 37
He was sick of being called “pretty boy,” so the Game of Thrones star didn’t mind so much when a 2008 barroom brawl resulted in 140 stitches.
CATHERINE ZETAJONES, 47
The Oscar winner bristles when makeup artists try to cover the tracheotomy scar she got as a baby after a virus hindered her breathing. “I don’t want to hide it,” says the mom of two. “I wouldn’t be here today if I didn’t have this!”
MILES TELLER, 29
When he was 20, the Divergent star was thrown from a car during a high-speed crash. He still has gravel in his face and what he calls “really bad” scars.
MARIAH CAREY, 47